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SOLIDWORKS 2020 in the Works SOLIDWORKS 2020 in the Works
Compiled by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
At SOLIDWORKS World last month attendees got a preview of the next version of SOLIDWORKS. See what's in store!
BIG News from SOLIDWORKS World 2019! BIG News from SOLIDWORKS World 2019!
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
This year Dassault Systemes got bold and changed SOLIDWORKS World's name to 3DEXPERIENCE World and introduced 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS.
See What's Shaking at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
This week attendees will hear from NASA Astronaut and NFL player Leland Melvin, get a glimpse of SOLIDWORKS 2020, and more. See what's in store!
Design & Manufacturing Trends in 2019 & Beyond Design & Manufacturing Trends in 2019 & Beyond
Compiled by ConnectPress
Generative design, artificial intelligence, robots. See what Autodesk CEO and President and VP of Research of CIMdata have to say about 2019.
Tips & Tricks
Importing Files into SOLIDWORKS Importing Files into SOLIDWORKS
By John Hall, TriMech
Avoid errors and learn about the different options for importing models and translating data back and forth between SOLIDWORKS and other software.
Designing and 3D Printing a Jig for Measurement Ease Designing and 3D Printing a Jig for Measurement Ease
By Brandon Harris, GoEngineer
Brandon Harris of GoEngineer covers how to model a jig in SOLIDWORKS and then 3D print it.
Wouldn't It Be Nice to Automatically Create PDFs? Wouldn't It Be Nice to Automatically Create PDFs?
By John Setzer, GSC
Learn how with the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler you can automatically generate PDFs in this tip by John Setzer of GSC.
4 Steps to Installing the Workgroup PDM Admin Tool 4 Steps to Installing the Workgroup PDM Admin Tool
By Simran Rekhi, TriMech
Trimech's Simran Rekhi provides the steps needed to install the updated WPDM Admin Tool whether it's a client SOLIDWORKS machine or a Server machine.
Case Studies
West Surrey Racing Accelerates Victory with AMD   West Surrey Racing Accelerates Victory with AMD
By AMD
See how HP's Z workstations and AMD's professional graphics cards help keep the British winning team stay ahead of its competitors.
AMD Helps BPA Power CAD and VR with a Single Card AMD Helps BPA Power CAD and VR with a Single Card
By AMD
See how packaging food company, BluePrint Automation, was able to design and visualize complex CAD models with AMD's CAD-to-VR solution.
Keuka Studios' First Impressions of ANSYS Discovery Live Keuka Studios' First Impressions of ANSYS Discovery Live
Compiled by ConnectPress
Dan White, owner of Keuka Studios, addresses staircase design challenges that was difficult to analyze prior to ANSYS.
JSC Zelenodolsk Explores Virtual Reality with ESI IC.IDO JSC Zelenodolsk Explores Virtual Reality with ESI IC.IDO
By ESI Group
JSC used ESI IC.IDO (I-see-I-do) to bring their customers on board for proposed marine compartment layouts without costly mock-up construction.
Columns
What's Important in Workstations to End Users? What's Important in Workstations to End Users?
By Jon Peddie
JPR's shares findings from an Intel survey on what end users think about workstations and how they use them in both manufacturing and AEC.
Is Your PLM Solution Obsolete? Is Your PLM Solution Obsolete?
By Tom Gill and Fred Keith PLM Enterprise Value & Integration CIMdata Inc.
Tom Gill and Fred Keith of CIMdata discuss 17 key elements of CIMdata's PLM Investment Sustainability Model to meet changing requirements.
Finally! A Sweet Reason to Embrace Augmented Reality Finally! A Sweet Reason to Embrace Augmented Reality

Watch this "3 Minutes of Your Time" video on an innovative restaurant in France who entertains their guests with augmented reality using 3D project.
Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research
Jon Peddie takes a look at the new Xeon W Processors based on Skylake/Purley and provides some comparisons of Intel processors.